born Indianapolis, IN. and educated in lit. at the evergreen state college, olympia, WA. and in art at kunsthochschule mainz.

Max is Profe de Tiempo Completo of Art- COLEGIO DE COMUNICACIÓN Y ARTES CONTEMPORÁNEAS, USFQ, Quito, Ecuador.

Skype: Stolkinmax
Insta: @maxstolkin
Stolen Volumes Archive: Photos 2004-2009 (photos found on an old hard drive and uploaded for friends)


Thank you. If you see dear Mrs. Equitone, Tell her I bring the horoscope myself: One must be so careful these days.


Protocol #9 Release:
We would like to warmly invite you to our two release events:
The release of the magazine will take place in the entrance hall of the main building of the University of the Arts, Hardenbergstr. 33, 10623 Berlin on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 6 p.m. Come and celebrate with us!

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 7 p.m., we are going to present the current issue at Books People Places. This architecture book shop is located at Kulmer Str. 20A, 10783 Berlin. Some of our authors are going to read from their articles there. We are looking forward to the discussion - and seeing you around!

the editors of Protocol Nr. 9
// The Protocol is an interdisciplinary and independent platform for the current discourse in architecture.
PROTOCOL Magazin für Architektur im Kontext
Universität der Künste Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 33
D 10623 Berlin

forthcoming: The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Artist's Project in Protocol #9: FEHLER, Magazin für Architektur im Kontext, Universität der Künste Berlin.
The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter includes contributions from:
Leah Beeferman,
Chen Yinchi,
David Schaberg,
Gary Snyder,
Jiajia Zhang,
Ariana Reines,
Tom Lingnau,
Dryden Wells,
and Luke Stettner


Performance Document Working Group in Melbourne-
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Sunday September 10th, 1pm (AEST), ACMI Studio 1, Melbourne

Interval and Channels present Documents of the Future: Invitation to edit, a collaborative performance-document generated live by an international collective of artists. (Image credit: Jane Frances Dunlop and Kristina Bengtsson, Documents of the Future: Invitation to edit, 2017)
Kristina Bengtsson (Copenhagen) Matthew Berka (London) Paolo Cirio (New York) Frances Fleetwood (Oakland) Joe Hamilton (Melbourne) Nikki Lam (Melbourne) Eugenia Lim (Melbourne) Rowan McNaught (Melbourne) Max Stolkin (Quito)

A Conversation With: Luke Stettner and Max Stolkin
Web Project for Daily Lazy

group exhibition/artist's books in bremen:

AUSSTELLUNG ZENTRUM | 3.06.2017 - 6.08.2017
Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen / Weserburg
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen

Der Titel oder das Motto "Künstlerbücher für Alles" bezieht sich auf den deutsch-schweizerischen Künstler Dieter Roth und seine "Zeitschrift für Alles", für die er ebenso Künstlerinnen und Künstler eingeladen hatte, sich mit künstlerischen Beiträge zu beteiligen. Für die Ausstellung ist geplant die Künstlerbücher in einem Katalog darzustellen.

Die Ausstellung des Zentrums für Künstlerpublikationen ist ein Kooperationsprojekt mit der Universität Bremen.

Semionauts/ A Work in Progress/ Performative Document

Organized by Salome Oggenfuss at King's Leap /1329 Willoughby Avenue /Brooklyn NY /11237 /6-9pm 19/05/2017
Connecting moving images from local and international contributors, Semionauts looks at different strategies for re-narrativization through processes of chance, disruption and estrangement. Nicholas Bourriaud invented the term “semionaut” for contemporary artists who “produce original pathways through signs”. Rupturing traditional narrative pathways, we invite the viewer to join in the role of semionaut; to contemplate new constellations in an expanding universe of deviant interpretation. The show will feature two collaborative video essays, and a web-based ‘performance document’ called A Work In Progress. Presented by Interval Projects

Collaborative works with Luke Stettner in TAPPING, a group exhibition at KANSAS Gallery, NYC

Jenni Crain
Carey Denniston
Adam Kremer
Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Older stuff:
Satellite Exhibition to Carlos Reyes at White Flag Projects: Very Level Walls
works by Andrew Norman Wilson, and Max Stolkin, organized by Carlos Reyes

November 14- December 19 2015
Carlos Reyes: Solo Exhibition at White Flag Projects ,
with texts:
1. Untitled, by Marie Heilich,
2. Soft Atlas by Max Stolkin,
3. Untitled, by Jo-ey Tang,,
and images by Carlos Reyes.


Covertext: Is The Artist Necessary for Making Art Today?
Edited by Swantje Lichtenstein and Tom Lingnau

With contributions by Jono Podmore, Nick Montfort, Hannes Bajohr, Scott Myles, Daniel Scott Snelson, Birgit Kempker, Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson, Max Stolkin, Antonia Low, Derek Beaulieu, Nick Thurston, Mara Genschel, Mi You, Dag Erik Elgin

»Covertext: Is the artist necessary for making art today?«, our second publication, is both excerpt and conclusion to an editorial project emailing friends and colleagues about a statement to the question »Is the artist necessary for making art today?«. Compilations of answers and contributions were published online and subsequently as a selection in this book.
56 pages, b/w, paperback, english, 17,4 x 11,6 cm

Printed in Cologne, September 2015
Edition of 350

Supported by SK Stiftung Kultur Cologne 2015

available at:

Buchhandlung Walther König

Vosberg, Cologne

Printed Matter, NYC

Cover image by Max Stolkin, from the series »he do the police in different voices«, 2014, digital alterations of facsimiles of edits by Ezra Pound, dimensions variable


group exhibition:

May 29th to June 29th @ Present CO 254 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Opening Friday May 29th 7-9pm
some false moves is a group exhibition derived from a curatorial prompt. Artists were asked to respond or choose affinities to the exhibition's title with new or recent works. "some false moves" was extracted from a text-based work by Richard Long, a British sculptor and land artist.
With works by Alexandre Brandáo, Amanda Curreri, Jennifer Grimyser, Zerek Kempf, Yemi Mao, Lance Rautzhan, Max Stolkin, Angie Waller, Robin Winters, and Audra Wolowiec.


He Do The Police In Different Voices/Is the Artist Necessary for Making Art Today? 500 Words for edited by Swantje Lichtenstein and Tom Lingnau in Cologne.

Answers by Jono Podmore, Mi You, Max Stolkin, Nick Montfort, Antonia Low, Hannes Bajohr, Lina Viste Grønli, Anthony Moore, Christoph Westermeier, Birgit Kempker and Jemma Cullen


EVENT/BOOK LAUNCH: David Senior's The Classroom, at Printed Matter's
NY Art Book Fair,
Max Stolkin has teamed with Printed Matter to program an hour of readings, screenings, and performances within the framework of David Senior's lecture series The Classroom.
Participants include:
Corina Copp
David Court
Cameron Crawford
Cynthia Daignault
Dieter Kiessling
Sarah Mock
Luke Stettner

SEPT. 28, 6:00-7:00pm


Artists' Book:
Artists Book now available: VERSIONS

Printed Matter's Emerging Artists Publication Series serves to showcase emerging artists whose practice has demonstrated a commitment to experimentation within the artists' book medium in unusual and exciting ways. Series design and production coordination by Garrick Gott. The series is generously funded by the Jerome Foundation.


group exhibition:
Kunst in Bibliotheken: Eine Austellungsreihe im Rahmen der Bibliotekstage Rheinland-Pfalz.
Künstlerbücher & mehr – aktuelle Entwicklungen.
Stadtbibliothek Koblenz
Kuratoriert von Nadine Nitsche
Zentralplatz 1, 56068 Koblenz
Eröffnung: Samstag, 25. Oktober 2014, 11 Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 25. Oktober bis 15. November 2014


Artists book:

Drafts and Fragments (all things that face the light in their bright visit),
AKV Berlin
"For Drafts and Fragments, Stolkin stages an uncanny meandering textual interplay between selections from Lucretius' 1st Century BC poem De Rerum Natura and digitally altered pages of National Audubon Society Field Guides."

2014, b/w offset print, Edition of 200
available at and at


Críptico es:
this article makes good mention of the press release raul and i wrote for his show at Ponce+Robles in Madrid.


LMCC Swing Space Open Studios:
December 13, 2013, 2-6pm
Building 110
Govenors Island, NY


MoMAtalks to us on Governors Island


2013 Resident:
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space. New York.
Governor's Island Arts Center, Bldg 110
Open Studios: Sept 28, 29- 12-5pm
and: Dec 12, 6-9pm and Dec 13 2-6pm


excerpts from the Footnotes appear in LOOFY MAGAZIN #5,
available from AKV Berlin


excerpts from the Footnotes appear in Night Papers IV,
an occasional publication of Night Gallery.
Read about Night Papers at the art:21 blog or at LA, I'm Yours


group exhibition:
Versions takes part in:
DIY(visits Chicago): Photographers and Books,
at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
Sept. 18- Dec. 7, 2013


group exhibition:
It's about time, a TimeBank initiative, curated by Kosta Tonev
June 15 – 22, 2013
Quartair, Toussaintkade 55, The Hague
Opening reception: Sat, June 15, from 6 pm
Closing reception: Fri, June 21 and Sat, June 22
more info


group exhibition:
Biennial27, South Bend Museum of Art
July 6 - October 6, 2013
Lisa Freiman, Inaugural Director, VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art.


Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects, Blackpool, UK.

Jan. 11- Feb. 2, 2013


group exhibition:
Versions is included in DIY: Photographers and Books
Cleveland Museum of Art,
August 11- December 30, 2012
Curated by Barbara Tannenbaum


Photos 2004-2009 (photos found on an old hard drive and uploaded for friends)